Parent Engagement Day
Thursday 31st October 2013 from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the Campus Diner
Stantonbury Campus Progress Centre is hosting an event for all parents of students at the Campus. Parents can meet and engage with a range of agencies to find out about local opportunities and services.
Advice and information on a range of topics including
- Support Services
- 11.45am - The Teenage Brain (MKSET Parenting)
- 12.10pm - Thinking About Returning To Work (MK Women and Work)
- 12.30pm - Training Opportunities For Parents (ACE)
Activities for children provided by "Young People Are Our Future" - bring children along and drop them off with the YPAOF team while you look around.
Free drinks provided and other refreshments will be available.
For more information or enquiries call the Progress Centre team on 01908 324408.
Agencies present during the day include Connect MK, The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes Play Association, Mind, MK Women and Work, Milton Keynes Council and more.
Year 7 students are taking part in Readathon which runs from June to July 2013. Readathon is a national sponsored read which aims to raise a million pounds every year for seriously ill children. It works just like a sponsored walk or swim except that the children read books in exchange for pledges of money.
Readathon starts on 17th June with a special launch. EH teachers will run a special reading session which will be full of quizzes and competitions. The school's librarians will also be supporting the project by organising book boxes, access to the best Year 7 authors and judging the competitions.
Money raised through sponsorship will be donated to CLIC Sargent (caring for children with cancer) and the Roald Dahl Foundation, who between them will spend it helping children and young people in Britain suffering from cancer, Hodgkins disease, leukaemia, epilepsy, blood disorders or acquired brain injury.
Parents and carers of Year 7 students are asked to allow their child to read whatever they choose and encourage them to read out extracts.
We want to raise lots of money for sick children, but most of all we want students to read lots of books.
City of Diversity Conference
Over 50 people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, reflecting the rich diversity of the Milton Keynes population (Muslims, Christians, Jews, agnostics, atheists, European, African, Asian as well as people who could trace their families back generations in the MK area) were interviewed by students.
The new Mayor, Councillor Brian White, attended the event, which was his first official duty as Mayor, having been installed only the evening before.
Other conference guests included swimming instructor and Milton Keynes resident, Doreen Adcock, winner of the BBC Unsung Sports Hero award.
Doreen has taught over 13,000 children to swim in her 35 year career at swimming pools across Milton Keynes.
Another guest, Police Community Support Officer Tina Lewington, praised students for their "intelligent and varied questions" and described the event as "forward-thinking with a good cross-section of guests and students."
Young Drivers Day
A group of Year 10 students were put in the driving seat by leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear as they became the first across Milton Keynes to be educated on the importance of road safety in a new scheme known as the Driving Academy.
The launch of Goodyear's Driving Academy sees teenagers learn elements of The Highway Code before putting their knowledge to the test in an interactive driving experience. They then get the chance to go behind the wheel as part of Goodyear’s ongoing support of Young Driver, a road safety programme that teaches youngsters how to drive before they reach the age of 17.
“We welcome any initiative that promotes road safety amongst our students,” said Chris Williams, Principal at Stantonbury Campus. “This scheme introduced by Goodyear is certainly a step in the right direction as it aims to help reduce the number of road accidents involving young people.”
Meet The Tutor
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 26TH
All parents should have received a letter about this important event on Thursday 26th September. Lessons finish at lunchtime to provide time for tutors to meet parents and students in the afternoon or early evening to discuss progress, targets and the year ahead.
To make an appointment, please see the letter attached below (one for each year group).
Car parking on the campus is limited and can become congested for evening meetings. Parents are reminded that the Campus does also have classes in the Leisure Centre and for Community Education which adds to the demand for parking from 5.30pm onwards. There is additional parking adjacent to the shops and at Stantonbury Fields.
Thank you for your continuing support. Please contact us if you need further information.
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A Day at the Dons
Year 11 student and Grafton Sports Captain Cara Brooker from 11 GDB recounts her visit to the Dons;
Two weeks ago, I was given a prize by the Campus P.E. department to be taken by the Mayor by (limo!) to the MK Dons v Tranmere League 1 Match at Stadium MK. When there , I met the Chairman, Pete Winkleman and had dinner with him and the Mayor. I was then allowed to watch the game in the Director’s box and at half time I met more famous people like the legendary commentator John Motson. The whole experience was just amazing ! Oh and the Dons won 3-0 – Hurrah!
MK Youth Cabinet
MK Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament Elections
Stantonbury Campus students have been voting for who they want to represent them in the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet. As of Friday 15th February it was announced that Peter Hitchin 9GVJ got the most votes in the school followed closely by Amber Saunders 9SVL, Calum Kay 7PPU, Kayla Villamil-Martinez 10PSG, Ygraine Emrys 10SNT and Thomas Bourton 11DDB. This is a fantastic result for Stantonbury to have so many representatives for the Youth Cabinet that will now become part of important campaigns that will help young people throughout Milton Keynes.
Students have also been voting for who they want to represent them in the UK Youth Parliament. As of Friday 8th March it was announced that Kayla Vilamil-Martinez 10PSG got so many votes she got elected a Deputy Member of the UK Youth Parliament!
Read Peter Hitchin's personal reaction in the Grafton Hall news section here.
Teacher's Photography Exhibition
Stantonbury teacher Martin Jackson is holding an open viewing of his creative photography exhibition in the Campus Gallery on Wednesday, March 27th, between 3-5pm.
Interested in pushing the boundaries of light, Martin was inspired by a former Stantonbury pupil to develop the idea of projecting abstract images onto the model’s face and torso to create individual shots. This technique creates gorgeous texture from the pixels of the projector.
The exhibition closes on April 22nd.
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